Video Velveeda, Found Media and Privacy in Art

Recently, as part of their weekly midnight movie showing, Pleasant Street Theater screened a unique film produced by Valley artist, Dan Cashman. The movie, entitled, Video Velveeda, features Cashman himself as well as highlights from more than thousands of hours of found VHS footage. Footage which Cashman collects and repurposes. Thousands of hours worth of old VHS footage which Cashman finds everywhere from Video Liquidation sales to Tag Sales and more recently, YouTube.

Many of your may know Cashman as half of the DJ duo, Purity Supreme. And while many of Purity Supreme’s events have featured Cashman’s video collage work, Pleasant Street Theater’s show marked the filmmaker’s debut to a “paying audience.”
I had the opportunity to briefly sit down with the artist and talk about why he does what he does as well as discuss some of the privacy issues involved with video collage. In the following interview, conducted at the Haymarket we discuss these things and more.

Dan Cashman’s Video Velveeda by Skytemple

And watch the trailer for Video Velveeda HERE